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Considering move to Harrisonburg--give me some tips

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Considering move to Harrisonburg--give me some tips

My husband may be accepting a transfer to Harrisonburg area. We are from southwest Lousiana. Can anyone give me some tips on where to start looking for housing? We like rural secluded areas. Need at least an acre of land. House needs to be at leat 1800 square feet.

Any tips on neighborhoods,schools,taxes etc. will be greatly appreciated.


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1. Re: Considering move to Harrisonburg--give me some tips

I don't live there now, but I did for a few years out of college, and I still have some family there. You'll probably need to look in the surrounding county, Rockingham, if you want some seclusion and land. Then I'd suggest looking into the areas that feed Turner-Ashby High School (Bridgewater, Mt. Crawford, Dayton).

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2. Re: Considering move to Harrisonburg--give me some tips

I live in Weyers Cave which is 15 minutes south of Harrisonburg (near the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport) Bridgewater/Dayton/Mt Crawford area is wonderfully rural. Cross Keys and Penn Laird are also nice. Good luck! I've lived here all my life - it's beautiful. Its cheaper to live in Augusta County tax-wise. Weyers Cave is the northernmost town in Augusta County and right off of I-81.

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3. Re: Considering move to Harrisonburg--give me some tips

My sister lived in Harrisonburg Va.. It is a lovely area.. I will contact her and post back..

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4. Re: Considering move to Harrisonburg--give me some tips

I have lived in Harrisonburg for more than

20 years. Taxes are lower in Rockingham

County than in the City of Harrisonburg.

I would recommend looking along Port Republic

Road to start. It is very close to the city,

many large size lots over 1 acre, and the advantages of lower county taxes. Next,

I would look in Bridgewater, a small town

a couple miles south of Harrisonburg. Next on my list would be Penn Laird and McGaheysville. McGaheysville has public water and several beautiful homesites with

beautiful mountain views. (Penn Laird and McGaheysville are at the base of Massanutten

Mountain...home to Massanutten Ski Resort.

They are about 10 minutes away from Harrisonburg.) Last, I would recommend

Massanutten Resort. Most of the homes there

are on lots 1 acre and larger.

I am a landlord in the area. It seems

like I have dealt with almost all the Realtors in the area. I can recommend

Phil Constable of Century 21; LeDhu Tynes of

Coldwell Banker; and Ermina Petcher of

Old Dominion. Ms. Petcher is an expert

on Bridgewater. Ms. Tynes is an expert

in Rockingham County and Harrisonburg.

Mr. Constable owns the Century 21 office

and is very nice to work with.

If you need a hotel when you come into

town, the Holiday Inn (formerly Sheraton)

has an indoor pool. Otherwise, I would

recommend the Village Inn located between

Harrisonburg and Bridgewater.